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The Gropes / Tom Sharpe.

By: Sharpe, T. (Tom).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hutchinson, 2009Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091930899 (hbk.); 9780091930905 (pbk.).Subject(s): Eccentrics and eccentricities -- England -- Northumberland -- Fiction | Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction | Eccentrics and eccentricities -- England -- Northumberland -- Fiction | Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Northumberland -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction.DDC classification: Free Fiction Subject: The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing or not. At the dawn of the new millennium, tired and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events that will have readers laughing out loud.
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At the dawn of the new millennium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events that will have readers laughing out loud.

The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing or not. At the dawn of the new millennium, tired and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes. Young Esmond is powerless to escape, and his kidnap sets in motion a stream of farcical events that will have readers laughing out loud.

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